Windows 8 Services

Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service - Windows 8 Service

Provides ability to share TCP ports over the net.tcp protocol.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core Disabled Disabled Disabled
Pro Disabled Disabled Disabled
Enterprise Disabled Disabled Disabled

Default Properties

Display name:Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service
Service name:NetTcpPortSharing
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of SMSvcHost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the NetTcpPortSharing service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNetTcpPortSharingServiceWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

Note. Make sure that the SMSvcHost.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.

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